Davido Reacts As Court Frees Ademola Adeleke

Famous Nigerian hip-hop singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has expressed delight over the latest news about his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

In the early hours of Friday, May 29, it was gathered that the Federal government has withdrawn the examination malpractice charges filed against Adeleke.

Reacting to the news about the withdrawal, Davido took to his Twitter page to praise God.

Adeleke, who was the former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State was in 2018 accused of engaging in examination malpractice.

The former Senator and one of his relatives, Sikiru Adeleke, were accused of impersonation.

Court Frees Ademola Adeleke

Court Frees Ademola Adeleke
David Adeleke and his Uncle, Ademola Adeleke

They were later arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja in October 2018 along with Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo and Dare Samuel Olutope.

The other three defendants were accused of aiding the commission of the alleged offence.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday, May 28, the prosecution lawyer, Simon Lough said the state has amended the charge to exclude Adeleke, in view of his continued absence in court.

Adeleke has failed to attend court since last year when he was granted permission, by the trial judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, to travel to the United States on medical grounds.

It was gathered that lawyers to the defendants, led by Alex Izinyon (SAN) did not object to the prosecution’s decision to amend its charge.

They, however, disagreed with the prosecution on the appropriate order to be made; whether Adeleke should be simply discharged, based on the withdrawal of the charge against him, or whether he should be discharged and acquitted.

Justice Inyang Ekwo has fixed ruling on the issue for today Friday, May 29.

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